Friday, April 2, 2010

Konkani based fish curry


8 to 10 Smelt fish pieces cut into 1 ½ inches 
1 medium onion finely chopped
½ tsp chopped garlic(optional)
¼ tsp turmeric powder

For the masala:

½ cup coconut gratings
5 to 6 fried red chillies
¼ tsp tamarind concentrate

For tempering:

¼ tsp fenugreek/ methi seeds
1 tsp coriander/dhania seeds
1 tsp cooking oil


1. Firstly clean the smelt fish well and remove all the bones etc.

2. Heat a small pan and add 1 tsp cooking oil, add the fenugreek/methi and coriander/dhania seeds and fry on a medium heat till you smell the aromas. Set it aside.

3. In a blender take coconut gratings, tamarind, red chillies and the fried fenugreek and coriander seeds. Blend it into a smooth paste using little water.

4. Heat oil a deep sauté pan, add chopped onions, garlic and sauté till slightly golden. Add turmeric powder and fry again for a minute.

5. Now add the grounded masala/paste and mix well. Adjust the salt and water and cover and cook the masala for 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Now reduce the heat to medium low and add the cut smelt fish pieces and carefully mix it along with the masala. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

7. Serve with steamed rice.


priya April 2, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

looks so yummy and tempting

Cham April 2, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Never tasted konkani style, looks very tasty!

Gulmohar April 2, 2010 at 11:11 AM  

we make a similar fish curry too..looks tempting

Priya April 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

Very new fish curry, thanks for sharing..

Gopal,  April 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

The very look tempts me to eat it at the earliest and my grand daughter, DIYA, will love it.

Velva April 5, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

I really like the coconut gratings in the sauce. This dish looks like it has a lot of complex flavors. Very nice.

Sashi April 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

Mouth watering fish curry !! I love fish curries with coconut.

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